Fantasy Football 2015: Lions at Seahawks Week 4 Preview
Detroit Lions (0-3) at Seattle Seahawks (1-2)
Monday, October 5, 2015; 8:30 PM ET
Wrapping up the Week 4 schedule on “Monday Night Football,” we’ve got an NFC matchup at Centurylink Field between the Lions and the Seahawks. Detroit (0-3) is coming off another loss, this one to the Broncos. Meanwhile, Seattle (1-2) got their first win of the year in Week 3 against the Bears.
There will be several notable fantasy football names on the field in this one, and they’ll make or break our rosters for the week. Let’s take a closer look at a few and see what we could be seeing out there.
Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: Wilson was pretty high on quite a few preseason fantasy rankings, but so far has been unremarkable statistically. He posted another yawner against the Bears in Week 3, with 235 yards and just one touchdown.
Wilson has been the victim of a snoozing Seattle offense thus far, and it looks like his ceiling is pretty low. He’s a fantasy starter, but not a very good one.
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Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions: Speaking of wholly unimpressive fantasy quarterbacks, here we have Stafford. He’s coming off 282 yards, one touchdown and three turnovers in the Denver game, giving him five picks and a fumble in three games.
Stafford is capable of monster statistical performances--we all know that. He’s not getting much help around him, though, and that probably won’t change against Seattle’s vaunted defense.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks: There are red flags all over Lynch this week in fantasy. He didn’t start Week 3 due to a calf injury, and came out of the game due to a hamstring issue. His total for the week: five carries for 14 yards.
The Seahawks don’t seem to be too concerned about Lynch’s hamstring, but you should be. We likely won’t even know if he’s playing for sure until game time, and by then it may be too late.
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Detroit Lions: Abdullah posted another meager rushing line against Denver, turning his eight attempts into just 23 yards. He’d add 19 more through the air, not that it helped his owners much.
Abdullah has been in the dumps since that solid Week 1, and he’s not a recommended fantasy option beyond a low-end flex--if even that.
Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks: After a pair of abysmal performances, the Seahawks finally remembered that Graham is on their team in Week 3. He’d end up with seven receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown.
That’s quite a relief for fantasy owners who drafted Graham high among tight ends. Let’s hope the trend continues and Seattle doesn’t reinstall him as simply a blocker.
Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions: Megatron did okay in PPR formats in Week 3, logging eight grabs for 77 yards. It was still something of a disappointing evening, however.
Johnson has just one double-digit fantasy performance this season, and we’re not expecting much from him here either. Temper your expectations if you have to start him.
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